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MSNBC
Jan 26, 2013 1:00am EST
the gop's other big budget scheme. now that the debt ceiling is gone, that has become their plan a, the best shot at getting spending cuts. the problem is that their plan a has the most boring name of really any policy in washington, the sequester. but you need to know about it to follow what is going to happen in the next couple of months in d.c. i am not going to use the "s" word, i'm going to call it big, dumb, very, very liberal, friendly spending cuts. but before we rename it you need to hear our speaker, john boehner on the subject. >> the deadline, obviously, is the sequester, have you had any conversation with the president or harry reid about that so far? >> i have not. the sequester is going to go into effect on march first unless there are cuts and reforms to get us on a plan to balance the budget in the next ten years, it is as simple as that. >> mr. boehner told the board that the sequester is as much leverage as we're going to get, quote. he meant it to sound reassuring to conservatives, like that is fine, we don't need the debt ceiling, we have the big spending cuts, democrats will never allow those. i can't se
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 10:00pm PST
defensive when it comes to the debt ceiling issue. remember how they vowed they would only raise the debt ceiling by a dollar for every dollar cut in snding. now they said never mind. we'll push that down the road. the big fight will be on the sweeping spending cuts that go into effect march 1 and on the government funding that runs out on march 27. march is going to be the month to watch, and it's a month that could end in a government shutdown. >> ifill: is it the kind of fight the republicans want to have to redefine themselveses? >> i think they do. gwen, i think you have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. yes, the republicans folded on this wise wisely. finally, i think they got some smart on this. you have to pick your fights. they need a breather now they'vbeen on the defense f a year on tax cuts for millionaires, on toughness, shutting down the government, they're not going to compromise. they need to recalbright here, a reset button needs to be pushed and it seems like in every aspect of government. and fight on future spending, not on obligations already incur. >> ifill: in the inaugural address this we
WETA
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
, temporarily lifting the debt ceiling until may 19, then resetting the cap to cover any borrowing over the current limit-- $16.4 trillion. and for now, republicans will not force immediate spending cuts. the party's new strategy would achieve that goal by forcing congress to pass a budget. house budget committee chair-- and last year's vice presidential nominee-- paul ryan. >> here's the point, we have a law, it's called the budget act, it requires that congress passes a budget by april 15. all we're saying is, "congress, follow the law, do your work, budget. and the reason for this extension is so we can have the debate we need to have." >> ifill: as added incentive, the house bill says, if there is no budget, then lawmakers won't get paid. after it passed today by a bipartisan vote of 285 to 144, speaker boehner said he's optimistic that will happen. >> if both chambers have a budget. democrat budget from the senate, republican from the house now you've got competing visions, for how we address this problem. out of those competing visions, we're going to find some common ground. >> ifill: but house minority leader nancy pelosi said linking the budget to congressional pay was a ploy, and
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
will be as strong a year from now. what we are facing is not simply the debt ceiling. what we are facing is the sequestration, the automatic cuts of a trillion dollars over 10 years, which many republicans are seeing a willingness, expressing willingness to let set in at the end of march, and that will mean another fight and struggle. >> all this will unfold in probably six months. i think he is in a good position to fight for the next six months. >> there was an interesting and little noticed thing this week. economic members in britain came out, where they have had a very tough austerity program. now they are possibly entering into a triple dip recession. it is an example, perhaps, of too much austerity. france may be an example of too much non-austerity. but if we go through sequester, people will see what those cuts mean. i think there would be a rebellion over it. >> you could hardly accuse the united states of indulging too much in austerity. we have added $5 trillion in debt. >> i am not saying that. i am saying that what we have at this moment is a decision of how much to cut and where. the democrats are recalcitrant about
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
with an equal amount of spending cuts are now offering to raise the debt ceiling for three months in exchange for passing a budget. >> it's time for us to come to a plan that will, in fact, balance the budget over the next ten years. >> reporter: today, white house press secretary jay carney indicated the president would not oppose a short-term solution. now, the battles begin in earnest tomorrow when the house is expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill and when secretary of state hillary clinton will face some tough questions from congressional committees when she appears before them to talk about the terrorist attack in benghazi. brian? >> kristen welker on the white house north lawn tonight, thanks. >>> late word tonight that top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, has been cleared of engaging in any inappropriate behavior regarding his e-mail exchanges with the woman from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
three months they will allow the debt ceiling to be hiked and try to attach some spending cuts or at least say we need to be engaged in negotiations for further increase in debt hike. i think that was a recession for republicans in reality they were losing this argue uchlt. it reengineers to the point that 60 percent of americans think you have to have spending cuts right now. >> you listen to the president's senior advisor today he was talking again about a balanced approach saying whatever deal on the debt ceiling has to have tax loopholes closed. speaker boehner brought the 800 billion in loop whole closures in the beginning of the fiscal cliff negotiation that should be a part of this deal. despite the fact that the president wanted rate increase on the fiscal deal and that's all they want. >> you can see the democrats and white house believe they have the argument in their back pocket. they offered once they can call on it again if they are going to concede on any spending cuts. none have been discussed at least in the short term are going to solve the problem. the only way you
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
cuts and the debt ceiling we believe it is all a dog and pony show. there is really not going to get cut, only get large. >>> he never spoke at the inaugural address about balancing the budgets and living within our means and making difficult choices. just the opposite. he seems to want to lock in this permanent welfare dependency mentality in the country which pretty much guarantees america becomess. >> you have this philosophical id long-timal mentality. what we like to think of unfortunately is that politics in washington is a little bit now like professional wrestling okay. there is this demonstration going on but it is kind of scripted and it doesn't really get to the full truth of what is going on. >> sean: there are two other issues we haven't dealt with yet. one is the media. they are not doing specials on this. number two, american people you know what, i don't know if they are either aware or they don't care. you want to weigh in here but the bottom line is they voted in obama. i got chris matthews all mad, he didn't get a tingle up his spine when i said i voted for obama i ancient t
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
backed off their demand that any increase in the debt ceiling be matched by spending cuts. is this seen as a political retreat or are they hoping to gain something in return? >> reporter: well, both sides are kind of gloating here and claiming victory. we had a press conference from senate democrats who said this was a victory, the house is now setting a precedent. they're stepping away from the idea that raising the debt ceiling must be accompanied by spending cuts. they're decoupling that which is what the white house and democrats argue what should be done. people on the house side says this forces the hand of the senate. each side is trying to spin this as a victory. certainly the thinking is that at least one of the things that the president said he wanted to do, which is set aside the rest of these fiscal debates and break them apart in the idea of raising the debt ceiling. depends who you ask, martin. >> after the debt ceiling, dairy ask what's sneks is there another potential crisis waiting in the wings? >> reporter: it seems like there's always a crisis. >> it does. >> rep
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
the debt ceiling until you cut it. these are fights on both sides where the participants were sent here to do totally separate things. shepard: welcome to washington. the president spoke a lot we the people today. very few uses of word i. a lot of uses of collective we. we are on the national maul, as is our main man on campaigns, carl cameron. happy inauguration day. what happened with the folks? >> thanks very much. they're beginning to depart obviously, generally without incident. a great crowd, yet to have estimates. probably somewhere between 5 and 700,000. much smaller than four years ago. second innagurals tend to be less than enthusiastic. there was no shortage of aspirational rhetoric from the president and the poet that spoke. clearly the crowd loved it. there are big obama fans here. it was not meant to be a partisan event and part of the peaceful transition to power as outlined a few centuries ago. yet what the president said has republican and conservative lips wagging this morning, tongues wagging worried what it is that could be the impact and results of the obama ag
FOX News
Jan 26, 2013 12:00am EST
get worse. when you look at sequestration, the budget, the spending cuts and the debt ceiling, we believe it's a dog-and-pony show. it is not going to get cut, it's only going to get larger. >> he never spoke about the budgets, living within our means, making difficult choices, just the opposite. he seems to want to lock in this permanent welfare, dependency mentality and state which now is in the country, which pretty much guarantees that america becomes greece. >> there is no question, you have a philosophical, ideological commitment to growing government. and you have the sad reality that there are a lot of go-long to get long governments. politics in washington is like professional wrestling. okay? there is this demonstration going on, but it's kind of scripted. it doesn't rae really get to the full truth of what is going on. >> there are two other issues we haven't dealt with yet. one is the media -- they are not doing specials on this. the american people -- you know what? i don't know if they are aware or they don't care -- you want to weigh in here. but the bottom line is, they voted in obama. i said -- they got chris matthews all mad, he
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
of all, raising the debt ceiling. allowing the country to borrow more to pay off the debt that we have already incurred. something president obama was pushing more. conservative republicans wanted to see cuts first. now the republican leadership said we won't link the two. we'll raise the debt ceiling until the middle of may. however there is a catch. they want to ensure that a budget is in place. a spending plan for the country. so the vote also says if lawmakers on either said don't pass a budget by april 15 -- tax day for everyone else -- they would lose their income. no paychecks until they have a budget. that's where we are now. that's the crux of the vote coming up today. the white house says the president will sign the bill if it's passed. republican ps have been counting their votes. despite opposition still from conservatives who want to see spending cuts happen first. they believe they have the votes for it to pass. 17 conservatives could derail that. >> we'll see if there is movement. thank you very much. >> the woman whose image was fused to create a fictitious groip in the manti te'o hoax said she had no idea her image was used and the man many say was behind the hoax has called to
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
running out into her three months from now. as well as, the debt ceiling having to be raised yet again. republicans hope this is when they will be able to get the leverage to push spending cuts and entitlement reform. neil: you know, peter, what we look at -- how does that decide? there is a protocol. sitting in and around that i see ron emanuel sitting close to president clinton, how are those seats sold out? >> by protocol and tradition, all former presidents are invited, of course. both president bush, 41 and 43 the client to come. i believe president carter is not attending, but president lyndon is. then, of course -- neil: carter is there. peter: okay. neil: i only saw that because i saw his picture. peter: other seats are given out by the committee. then there are seats that are doled out by congressional offices. about 1500 folks get to sit up there on the big landing on the west front of the capitol. neil: all right. peter, thank you very much. this is all behind the president right now. this will be the one that the president will put on his hands as he is sworn in. it will be the fourth swearing-in for barack obama matching fdr's record. you may remember there was a pr
CNN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am PST
political brinksmanship that threatens your economic future. congress voted to suspend the debt ceiling for three months this week, effectively raising the country's borrowing limit while they figure out deeper cuts to reduce the deficit. that keeps me employed for at least a few more months. even before that deadline hits again, march 1st will be on us, the so-called sequester deadline. that's a stupid washington name for a stupid and dangerous washington creation, the automatic across-the-board spending cuts. then there's another date to worry about, april 15th. not just tax filing day but the date by which congress has promised to adopt a budget resolution. they even this time stake their pay on it, agreeing to reach a deal or face suspension of their paychecks until they reach a deal. that might just be enough of a carrot to make them actually present a budget that takes on our a bah looning deficit. but that battle may make the recent battle over tax hikes for the rich seem like a friendly game of badminton. big spending cuts are needed and they will hit americans where it hurts -- in their entitlements. i'm talking about health care, medicare, social security. president obama emboldened by his
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
friends -- the default deniers -- that they think hitting the debt ceiling is no big deal, that we could raise the debt ceiling only if we cut government spending as well. but where were they during those years? those very difficult or years? and incidentally, aye compile -- i've compiled the voting records on the debt increases that president bush requested during those years. and i hope, mr. chairman, i could insert them into the record. >> without objection. >> thank you. many senior members of this committee routinely voted to raise the debt ceiling during those years even though the money for the tax cuts and the wars was put on emergency basis for the purpose of hiding the costs. so i'm pleased that we're coming around to a more reasonable position today, and i hope that we're going to find a common path forward on many of these issues. mr. johnson, you state in your testimony that low unemployment depresses tax revenue, and this is the mayor reason for -- major reason for our current deficits and why they're so large. once the economy recovers fully and the unemployment rate is lowered, it certainly will take some of the pressur
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
debt ceiling and impose budgets that cut the government 40% in ten years, the idea behind those crisis mongers is that we have to slash the heck out of social insurance, out of programs that provide educational opportunities for poor people, out of things that push back against economic inequality. we can't afford it. we must cut them. the crisis dictates it. if there is no crisis and, as krugman and i argue, there is no crisis, if there is no crisis, they're just out there in nowhere land by themselves, by the way, without the majority of the electorate behind them. >> very briefly, jared, if you can, eric cantor says taxes are done, no taxes, so i guess another stalemate to come on that? >> i see -- it's hard to see how the budget that's going to come out of the senate, and i think patty murray is going to do a very good job on that, is going to reconcile with the kind of budgets we're looking at. >> jared bernstein who absolutely deserves the nobel peace prize, thank you, sir, thank you for joining us. and we'll be right back. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocola
CNBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
ceiling. by cutting back on capital investment, and not firing people. there was a lot of anecdotal evidence over that, that they were waiting this out. that maybe they thought this time around it was more bluff and bluster than reality that we'd hit the debt ceiling. and that seems to have paid off. people don't -- employers don't like to fire employees. not only because of, you know, being gentle human beings but because it's costly for them to do that. they tried to hold on. what we seemed to be seeing here right now is i held my exuberance last week because i thought it was a one-off seasonal adjustment thing and you do have to be careful in the month of january, as people come off the rolls because of the seasonal hiring. and there's still some reason for skepticism. but staying down at this level for a second week, joe, we've always said 350 was the bottom of the range, and we're putting in a new bottom down there this 330 that you've got to think about. probably payrolls up near 200,000 or above and maybe a faster decline in unemployment than has been factored into the market
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am PST
two, the automatic cuts, they call the sequester that are part of the 2011 debt ceiling deal. they want to address those, because they think that they can use those more efficaciously without harming the economy than with the debt ceiling kicking it down the road a few months and say that is a nuclear option kind of thing in the end and getting the president to yield and accept some cuts now that have hanging over his head, t president doesn't want that and. >> megyn: forget this is the job you were hired to do, the only way that you might get senate democrats to vote on a budget they haven't done in almost four years is to hit them in the pocket book. >> well, and a lot of senators are very rich. a lot of millionaires in that club and mark warner probably won't cry any tears losing the weekly check. for some of them that will hurt a lot and this is the important part, it would be humiliating, embarrassing to get your pay docked for not doing the job. the senate will not want to pass legislation like that, since it's attached to the debt ceiling and the president made a big deal ou
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
tomorrow that would allow us to raise the debt ceiling. republicans said they didn't want to do that without cutting back spending. the president didn't want the two linked and republicans apparently have relinquished that threat and pushed for the raising the debt ceiling temporarily into the spring to pay bills. they also say if either chamber doesn't come up with a permanent budget, that chamber, either the house or senate, the lawmakers won't get paid. we'll see how that vote goes later today. the president laid out a number of things including climate change, gay rights, health care immigration, and it remains to be seen how much of that they will be able to tackle in the second term. >> he better eat his wheaties. time to get done. thank you very much. >>> happening now, fire crews are battling to contain a fire at beale air force base about 50 miles north of sacramento. the fire has been burning for hours. this is what it looked like just last night. firefighters say they now have the fire about 75% contained. it broke out about 2:30 yesterday afternoon inside a building on that base. one person w
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
ceiling must be matched by spending cuts. it was the swiftest and most drastic position switch in boehner's speakership. it was not lost on kevin mccarthy who said, "what they'll say after that vote, this is the day of the comeback." maybe if comeback also conotes fractious and uncertain strategy. with no democratic support, the way could go the way of boehner's plan b if just seven republicans break rank. and they still have to contend with the rightward flank. >> you wouldn't believe the number of conservative commentators, hey, you know what, we're going to have to start backing off obama, he's not really a bad guy, not a socialist marxist, he's just a chicago thug. we're becoming isolated on an island here, it's very small. it's a drift out in the middle of nowhere. >> joining us now to discuss this is the sage of capitol hill, nbc's luke russert. luke, it never stops being -- >> how are you? >> i'm great. i'm great. >> thanks for quoting jake sherman. he's a good american. way to quote him on the intro. >> you're welcome. luke, we know that nothing is secure when it comes to
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm EST
in favor of something they promised they would never accept, a debt ceiling increase that is not coupled with deep, painful, unfair cuts to social security, medicare and medicaid. that's exactly how we got to operate going forward. the debt ceiling, confidence of global financial markets and the full faith and credit of the united states are now and will continue to be a separate conversation from the balance deficit reduction we can and should achieve in the months ahead. we stand ready to work with republicans on just such an agreement. over the past two years i've been working on a bipartisan basis and paint everything should be on the table and any deficit reduction plan must be balanced. unfortunately to this point, senator mcconnell and some senate republicans have refused to engage in deficit reduction discussions that included revenue and spending cuts. i hope the republican leader in his caucus will change course, joining senate democrats and reduction discussions that are truly balanced, strengthen the safety net across america, protect the vulnerable people in our nation and improve progressivity for working fa
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
round because the debt ceiling will go up in may. without offsetting spending cuts. republicans counter getting the senate democrats to agree to a budget by april means for the first time in four years congress may be able to show some degree of real fiscal discipline. bret? >> bret: thank you. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to get a deal done soon with republicans over new filibuster rules. they want to require senators to be present when they filibuster. republicans are resisting that. reid hinted he may use the so-called nuclear option to change the rules, with a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the usual two-third. the dow continued its momentum, up for a fourth day if a row today. industrial average gained 67. to reach the highest closing value since halloween of 2007. the s&p 500 finished ahead two. the nasdaq increased 10-1/2. we will hear from the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee a bit later. up next, why you are giving a powerful weapon to enemy of a friend. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you pay your guy
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> republicans shifting strategy on the dealt ceiling. they have the votes to pass a short-term debt ceiling increase today. they will look for deep spending cuts later. it would suspend the debt limit to allow the u.s. to keep borrowing money to pay bills for three months. complicated but politically interesting. in exchange, calling on the senate to pass a budget by spring. >>> so lady fwgaga playing at t inaugural campaign bash for staffers and a special guest with her. tony bennett to sing a duet for "the lady is a tramp" sang they like so much. bennett also performed for several other presidents. >>> tough news for lady gaga. justin bieber passed her on twitter. justin bieber the most followed person on theet earth. approximate 33,300,000. >> i'm sure my daughters follow him. i will have to ask them. maybe i should follow him. >> 33,300,001 with soledad. >>> did beyonce lip sync. here is how it went on inauguration day. ♪ and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ >> so much fun to watch in person. we were really like right up in front. the marine corps band stirred up co
CNBC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm EST
deal with spending cuts and the debt ceiling debate. whether or not that's it. for the meantime, the markets run a long time just because they are soaking up all the stimulus from the fed. >> a lot of stimulus from the other central banks cutting trase today. greg, you want to get in front of this train and fight the fed? >> yeah, i think that the fed is going to continue pushing pretty hard this year but equity investors have to take a look at what's in the fed's tool backs and realize they have shot every arrow that they have got. they will keep gig qe this year, maybe another $1 trillion but even inside the fed there's doubts about how much more effective will be at this stage, what, with long-term interest rates as low as they are. tomorrow i don't expect any fireworks from them. i'll be interested to see how they characterize the economy, whether they are getting more comfortable with it now that we have the biggest piece of the fiscal cliff out of the way or whether they are still concerned that employment is sluggish an inflation is tracking kind of low. >> yeah. i mean, we ha
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 2:00pm EST
2% growth and, you know, if we don't resolve some of the debt ceiling and some of the spending cuts and get into some of the fiscal order that you were talking about, you're going to have that weight on it. and even though you proposed a lot of hope with japan in terms of some of the political leadership, they are still at negative growth with 7%. >> exactly. >> with so now you're up to 50% or so of world gdp that is a drag on the economy. how do you look at, you know, the broadest sense of contagion as it relates to emerging market growth and developing country growth with 50% of world gdp possibly in that situationsome. >> well, i think the trade figures tell it all, whether you agree with the figure on growth or not, i think the trade figures show what's happening. and there's no doubt picking one of the countries you've mentioned, china. i mean, china for the last 20 years has been double-digit growth. last year they had one of the worst years in recent memory. we'll see the final figures coming out. it didn't get below 7% which i view as a hard landing, but when you move from doubl
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget the reader not going to keep raising the debt ceiling at indicating that there will be steep cuts said. what is the chance of that? >> well, i hope the is right, but i fear he is wrong. i think that the current mood of the country is more sympathetic to the president and the democrats' perspective, which is that we don't really have a serious spending problem. we have a minor spending problem we can do with a little bit. we can raise taxes on high-income households a little bit more and we don't have to make fundamental cuts in entitlements. i think that's wrong. i think we have to make substantial cuts in entitlements. we should make substantial cuts in many other components of expenditure as well, defense and nondefense in that trying to address our long term fiscal situation with higher taxes is is going to destroy the economy. gerri: democrats are beating the drum on this already. anyone you listen to from that side of the house is really talking about higher taxes. republicans and conservatives in general like to talk about the power of economic growth. could robust growth that a
Current
Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
voted overwhelmingly to lift the debt ceiling and to do so not for -- final vote was 285-144. to do so through mid may. they dropped their demands for deep spending cuts in social security and medicare as a price for raising the debt ceiling. so what is this all about? where do we go from here? michael is the finance writer for yahoo news. joining us on our news line this morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning, bill. >> bill: first of all what caused this course correction or this change of course i should say maybe for republicans? >> seemed to be an issue that the conclusion was on the republican side, it couldn't be won as a tactical measure this isn't 2011 when they went down to the brink and markets threw a tantrum. in retrospect, they didn't extract much from it. i do think you've had the sense it was going to get raised, are we going to make this false battle. that was going to be pinned on something very specific. honestly, i think both sides right now prefer to kind of operate with this debate in the realm of ten-year budget expectations in general spending intentions. which i think is kind of where we're going if we're going to get
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
-month extension of the debt ceiling to try to hammer out more spending cuts and coupled with chuck schumer, the man in charge of today's big inaugural event, more tax hikes. a lot of bruising to come as far as they settle this but they are a long way from settling it. martha: neil, that raises a bigger question. you look at the second term of fdr who dealt with obviously severe economic distress in this country. what happened was they relapsed. there is lot of concern if we do continue to raise taxes and small business owners who the president said are one of his priorities in the second term, but if their sense is their taxes are going higher, they will continue to pull in and get smaller and leaner and not hire i would imagine. so the big question is, where is the whole economy going to head if taxes are increased in other ways in this country? >> well you know the president spoke to quickly come back at the notion, if wall street is worried about this and companies are worried about this, investors are worried about this they have a funny way of showing it. the s&p, the dow, som
FOX
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
the debt ceiling. the house is expected to approve legislation on wednesday that would raise the debt limit for three months without any cuts to spending. members of the congress believe they can come up with a spending plan during that window. honda of campbell also introduced legislation for a back up plan that would prevent the worse fiscal cliff. >> i think we should have a process that addresses that so that it doesn't become a barrier or a political football. >> the last time lawmakers fought over the debt ceiling two years ago the country's credit rating was downgraded. >>> on wall street, stocks closed higher despite mixed earnings. >>> president obama began the first day of his second term with a traditional postinaugural prayer service. the president and first lady were joined by vice president biden and his wife at the washington cathedral this morning. the national prayer service dates back to the first inauguration of george washington. the interfaith service included prayers and readings from christian denominations along with islam, judisim and the sikh religion. >>> we're on whole foods where john mccee has bee
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm EST
. all right, phil, thanks so so mh anyway, appreciate the time. debt ceiling fight delayed for now, but if it goes to plan, the agreement does nothing to stop automatic across the board cuts taking effect march 1st. what do we do now? mike lee joining me from capitol hill. senator lee, thanks for coming on. you know, i think a lot of americans are surprised to hear right now that we still have sequestering in place with all the rangeling going on in the last couple days. what's the plan? >> you know, at this point, there's no plan on the table because the attention has all been focused on the debt limit issue, and two are related, of course, because, ultimately, it's not the debt limit itself the problem. it is the spending that goes on propelling us forward with having the raise the debt limit every six to 18 months because we can't get spending under control. passing this in 2011, raised the debt limit then, put in place automatic cuts to kick in if the super committee dbt have a proposal. they are about to kick in. >> what do you think is going to happen? what's the talk? >> you know, there's a lot of talk in congress about the need to move towards targeted cuts of the same a
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 1:30pm EST
to fight raising the debt ceiling until we got dollar for dollar spending cuts now we're going to hold a vote that is going to be held wednesday to raise the debt ceiling temporarily. why would they do something like this, which might seem at first blush to be backing down. there were a couple of reasons, scott. first of all they looked at polling when they were out there at that retreat it looks like the polling that you were just talking about. it showed that americans by a pretty significant margin trust the president over house republicans when it comes to things like the deficit which is one of their signature issues. and spending and the economy. what republican leaders were trying to convey to some of their more junior members, perhaps who like the idea of really holding the white house's feet to the fire on issues like this, if we want to be seen as a governing party not just an opposition party that is constantly threatening to take the government in to a shutdown or default we are going to have to show that we are reasonable. and the fact is that they are going to hold t
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
, the wayner rule would not apply any longer, dollar for dollar cuts for raising the debt ceiling. those are a couple of things that have guided republicans in the last two years or the last decade and that raises some real flags for me. but i think it's not republicans that are looking for relevance. i think it's washington as a whole looking for relevance. we're running trillion dollar deficits. for what will be the fifth straight year. and the reality is s&p as downgrade us. moody's and finch's have sent downgrade possibilities, sent the notice and we're still acting as if it's 1995 or 2000 where we aren't running trillion-dollar deficits. but i hope it's not the case but if in the meantime with all these games, around the messaging, trying to figure out sequencing, if moody's follows through with their threat and says america is not worthy of triple-a credit rating, that's a serious reality. the political reality and then you have the economic reality. i don't think we have 10 years to actually somehow find a path to balance. i think we need to move more quickly. but originall
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
think there's going to be a whole new field of battle when the debt ceiling rolls around. >> our opportunity here is on the debt ceiling. this is where we have leverage. >> remember that the gop vowing to hold the country hostage for cuts? they had the leverage, getting ready to fight. speaker boehner even tried his hand at extortion saying, "there's a price for everything." but, now, here comes the cave. today, republicans in the house voted to suspend the debt ceiling. what about the hostage-taking? not this time. and remember all the usual bluster in those press conferences of theirs? today, the gop leaders ducked the press. only a few print reporters, boehner's camera man and a lone fox news camera were there to capture their comments in their entirety. huh? so why the sudden change? >> the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with the american people. we're not going do do that. >> they're not going to do that. their once united front buckling. opposition health care? disintegrating. >> we cannot mistake absolutism f
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 1:00am EST
debt ceiling this afternoon. in january 2001 c.b.o. estimated that the total budget surplus to 2011 would be $5.6 trillion surplus. instead of years of reckless spend and tax cuts, the federal government ran deficits from 20020 until 2011. the total deficit over that 10- year period amounted to $6.1 trillion. a swing of $11.7 trillion from january 2001 and its projections. we began this path by enacting tax cuts that cost the government. the other major expenditure is the engagement of two wars. by the time we got to january of 2009 the debt was $10.6 trillion setting a record for debt for any administration. pursuing two wars and massive tax cuts was the reason. mr. johnson, while he was holding the chair indicated that we're all responsible for many of those positions. having voted against the war in iraq and voting against the bush tax cuts, i think i've earned an element of credibility on these questions. so today we're debating another increase in the debt limit. i don't understand how anyone who voted for the iraq war could now vote against raising the debt ceiling. in reality arguing over the debt ceiling is an argument over whether we should pay our bills. w
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
anything from s&p or moodies who say we want the debt ceiling to go higher. everybody watching this show who has cut back 0, government has to learn how to do the same thing. it's cowardly in washington to continue to hide behind the notion that we're going to collapse overnight as a nation if we don't keep spending ourselves to death. >> i agree. congressmen have basically sent a message that today is not the day we're going to stop spending our children's and grandchildren's money, and charles is exactly right. the reason why our credit got downgraded is because of our out of control spending and out of control debt. the fiscal cliff deal even we just witnessed, it's such -- added four trillion dollars to our deficit over the next ten years. so, congress is not serious about reigning in spending and that's exactly when the we need to too. >> but they're not doing it. >> they're not doing it. and it neils hunky dorie. that's just it. >> the markets aren't. >> the markets are hunky doory for a few reasons. it's pause of the global economy. markets went up and will continue to go up. global peace. valuati
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 12:30am PST
. and i should add to that, a constitutional crisis in a way because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives have used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. i don't know how it the play out. >> meanwhile, the marketses are on fire. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high along with the dow jones industrial average. what is driving the stocks and do you think it's sustainable for the year? >> the part of it that i understand is that some of the risk has been pulled out of the market. so most recently that the u.s. has got three months before the next thing happening. some of the risks. and maybe just the election was determined and people aren't necessarily happy, some are, some aren't. but it's solved. take some uncertainty away. markets don't like uncertainty. so even though it wasn't very likely the european would fall apart, even though it wasn't very likely the u.s. would fall on its debt, pulling it out of the equation lifted markets a lot. >> meanwhile, new appointment, in the ob
CNBC
Jan 27, 2013 7:30pm EST
constitutional crisis, in a way, because this whole debt ceiling has been a weapon that the house of representatives has used to gain power. it's not just the republicans versus the democrats. it's the house versus the president. >> meanwhile, these markets are on fire. another good week for the market. the s&p 500 hitting a new five-year high. what is driving stocks? and do you think it's sustainable for the year? some of the risk has been pulled out of the of the market. so the most recent is three months. some of the ris ks. and maybe just that the election isn't determined. maybe some are happy. some are, some aren't. but it's solved. markets don't like uncertainty. so even though it wasn't very likely the european union would fall apart, even though it wasn't very likely the u.s. would fall on its debt, i think that lifted markts a lot. >> meanwhile, new appointments in the obama administration. timmy geithner, the last day was on friday. i want to ask you about his successor. he's certainly served during a tumultuous time. >> if i'm going to give him one grade, i'm going to giv
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